- Link to a list of SWOSU Organizations
- Most commonly, students going into the health professions join
- Allied Health Science Student Organization
- Biology Club (and the Tri-Beta Honor Society)
- Chemistry Club
- Kappa Epsilon (Pharmacy Club)
- Kappa Psi (Pharmacy Club)
- Medical Professions Club
- Phi Delta Chi (Pharmacy Club)
- Physics Club
Strive to be an active member
Many times, SWOSU Organizations have community projects planned in which you can participate by being a member.
- Community Projects may include
- American Cancer Society Relay for Life
- American Heart Association Walk
- Special Olympics
- Participation in food or clothes drives
- Volunteer activities involving shelters, the elderly, or the sick
- Educating others about specific health issues
- Assisting with immunization clinics or free health screenings
- Additional organized opportunities associated with SWOSU
- Agape Free Health Clinic
- APhA-ASP (Pharmacy Club)
Do not feel limited to the list above
You can volunteer on your own or organize your own community activity.
Shadowing / Employment / Research Opportunities
- Start by contacting your personal family practitioners for shadowing, assisting, or employment opportunities.
- Talk with other students or faculty members to obtain the contact information of practitioners who commonly allow pre-professional students to shadow or assist.
- Read the local newspaper (i.e., Weatherford Daily News) or look online for job openings.
- Gain certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Phlebotomist, Dental Assistant, or in other areas to have greater access to hands-on experience.
- Contact the nearest university which offers the professional program of interest to determine whether they offer any open houses or short courses within that program.
- Become a teaching or grading assistant at SWOSU.
- Apply to a summer medical internship program:
- St. Anthony’s Hospital
- Deaconess Hospital
- Search online
- Get involved in Biomedical research
- Contact SWOSU faculty for research opportunities
- Apply to summer research programs
- Oklahoma Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP)
- Out-of-state Summer Undergraduate Research Programs